VAN-PAH General Announcement
Thank you for taking the time to read through this months Howl, it contains all the latest and relevant information.
Due to the holiday season during the month of December, VAN-PAH is reducing its events, but don’t despair. There is still plenty to do and we really wish to encourage some Member Driven events, as there is a great deal to be done in and around Vancouver this time of the year.
Provided in this Howl are a few places for our local PAH to check out. Assemble together and enjoy the festive Holiday Season.
Happy Holidays to all of VAN-PAH members, and we will see you at the Holiday Mosh and the New Year!
VAN-PAH Award Nominations
Some of these goals are to help your local community, and once again it is that time of year where we ask for Nominations for Handler of the Year and Puppy of the Year which is a community award for all of those good deeds throughout the year.
Whether it is witnessing a Puppy or Handler being at every Social, Mosh & Event or as little as being a helping Paw in introducing a new Puppy or Handler into the community. It can be for any valid reason.
Simply send your Nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org with “VANPAH Nominations” as the subject.
You can nominate as many people as you would like, you just have to include a reason why.
Nominations must be submitted by no later than the 15th of December, anything submitted after this period will not be counted.
Any votes for the VAN-PAH board will also be discounted.
Happy voting and we look forward to announcing the winners.
VAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social
Friday, December 6th, 8:00pm until late @ Pumpjack
DJ starts around 10pm for those that want to dance. Spread the word and lets all have a fun time.
VAN-PAH December Mosh
Join the Pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our Holiday Mosh!
What’s that off in the distance? Could it be the jingling of sleigh bells?
We will have lots of goodies and surprises for everyone, with an extra hour of fun! There will be a raffle of some holiday themed items, plus goodie bags.
Bring your holiday spirit and baking to our popular treat table – last year many of our community members brought cookies, bars, and other snacks to share. For homemade items, a small sign indicating the possible allergens is greatly appreciated so that everyone can enjoy.
For the first time, we will also be trying out a white elephant gift exchange. It’s fun and easy! If you want to participate, bring a wrapped $20 gift to the mosh and we will handle everything else!
We will also have a visit from Santa Claus and his amazing elf, who have volunteered to take photos with everyone, so wear your gear, grab your friends, and smile for the camera!
Whether you are going to romp, socialize, or just explore, come on out and have some fun!
A mosh is an opportunity for pups and Handlers to get together and socialize. You’ll find pups romping around, playing with toys and having an all around blast while Handlers socialize and play with the puppies.
*Always remember puppy gear is admired but never required! WAGS!
Holiday Seasonal Events
Due to the holiday season and how busy it can be, we have retired any further events from VAN-PAH this month. You will find several Holiday events listed below that you can attend on your own or create a Member Driven event to get all your local friends and Pups and Handlers together. Here is but a small selection:
Vancouver Christmas Market @ Jack Poole Plaza, Nov 20th – Dec 24th
Festival of Lights @ VanDusen, Nov 30th – Dec 24th
Santa Claus Parade @ Vancouver Art Gallery, Dec 1st, 12pm
Christmas @ Canada Place, Dec 6th – Jan 1st 2020
Downtown Vancouver Christmas Lights Walk @ JJ Bean, 1188 alberni, Dec 7th 3-5pm